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India to be guest of honour at Abu Dhabi book fair

IANS  |  Abu Dhabi 

will be the guest of honour at the 29th edition of the International Book Fair that will be held in the (UAE) capital from April 24 to 30.

Over 1,000 publishers from 50 will participate in the 29th edition of the fair, reports

The of will lead a 100-strong delegation comprising celebrated authors, publishers, literary figures and artists, Smitha Pant, of Mission at the Indian embassy, told the media here on Sunday.

"India's participation as the guest of honour is reflective of the deep strategic ties between and the UAE," said Pant.

"The recently opened Zayed-Gandhi digital museum at the Manarat Al Saadiyat that showcases the teachings and life of the two great leaders is an example of the cultural cooperation that is part of the ties shared by the two countries," she added.

She said India will have the biggest pavilion at the book fair.

Apart from the eminent authors in both English and other regional languages, the pavilion will also host cultural shows, poetry sessions and workshops.

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 13:18 IST
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